Last two questions from your Fibromyalgia Survey:
Here's my best pain reliever (I avoid the drug store kind.) Saving in the freezer all peach pits, placing just one in a plastic bag and hitting it with a hammer, eating the seed inside when I have pain. Dramatic difference for me.
Also guaifenesin (plain expectorant).
The Merck Manual gives Fibromyalgia etiology as lack of approval from the mother. I've read most fibromyalgiacs strive for approval and thus over-do. You can see how this is related to energy issues. Striving = strife, a sin in the Bible; of course, it doesn't really bring happiness. Add such related questions to your survey to address mind-body links.
You notice how many name stress as a cause in their surveys. Aim to live (and teach the children to live) a competition-free, strife and striving/ambition-free life outside the normal culture of living for commendation (being "cool", better looking, appearing richer, having a more noteworthy job, etc.). Remove yourself from high stress entertainment, unnecessary criticism, importance for importance sake, and "extreme" everything. Let yourself enjoy your own person as you are. Take time to do what _you_ enjoy. Live gently with good common sense routines of mealtime, sleep, work, play, spirituality and rest. When you do _not_ do these things, you are living with fear of not being approved.
Many fibromyalgiacs are addicted to hurry. Hurry makes people feel important. Hurrying gives the "free drugs" (adrenaline) that makes people feel involved in something important.
Just finished reading case history questionaires tonight and I have a suggestion for whoever is doing this. I suggest he/she include another question re medications taken - now and before getting sick, as many people don't think of medicine as being chemicals or toxins - They might even want to read the article on fluoride toxicity by the person who developed fibromyalgia after two months of ciprofloxacin following a possible exposure to anthrax powder and inquire about specific medications such as ciprofoxacin and the antidepressants that contain fluoride (Fen-phen) in them -especially if he/she notes a more rapid decline in health in those taking antidepressants - I wonder if the tremors & brain fog they complain of might be helped by taking a good stress tab with meal time and bedtime. I usually tell people this timing because lots of people skip one or more meals - so I always tell them to take them when normal people eat their 3 meals a day whether they eat then or not
- Another question that might be useful in trying to pinpoint causes, any vaccines they were given prior to onset/or prior to overseas travel (I noticed that on fellow said his started after a trip to Korea -no military- This could indicate trouble starting from vaccines given prior to the trip. I especially suspect this since I recall reading an article by a female doctor with the VA system who made a darned good case for blaming the lupus-like symptoms of the Gulf Storm veterans on the mercury preservative in the injections they were given before leaving the states. Her theory was based on a study of blood work from many of those veterans after they developed the problem during the time that the VA system was denying that there was a syndrome with a cause.
A funny thing about that I was talking to a coworker at the VA where I worked one night who was one of those Gulf Storm vets about this doctors theory. He also expressed doubt that such a syndrome existed and told me that he was over there in the midst and didn't develop the syndrome. He later told me that he had refused to take the injections and took oral medications instead. I couldn't help laughing when I told him that he was the exception that proved her theory to be plausible.
I also noticed that many symptoms in lupus, fibromyalgia, fluoride/MSG/aspartame toxicity are the same, so I think they are going to all be involved. I remember being told in Family Nurse Practitioner pharmacology course that all antibiotics are toxic- the idea being to give enough poison to kill the causative organism without killing its host (patient).
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)
(Melbourne , Melbourne)
(North York, On, Canada)
FibroMyalgia - cause MYCOPLASMA: The Linking Pathogen in Neurosystemic Diseases Several strains of mycoplasma have been "engineered" to become more dangerous. They are now being blamed for AIDS, cancer, CFS, MS, CJD and other neurosystemic diseases.
Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 8, Number 5 (August-September 2001) PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia. [email protected] Telephone: +61 (0)7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 (0)7 5442 9381 From our web page at: www.nexusmagazine.com Researched by a Canadian and now being used in Gulf War Syndrome legal cases in the USA after government documentation "disappeared". Full references with the article.
I have found that Jacob Teitelbaum's clinic for Fibromyalgia to be helpful. They are thorough in blood work, found a mycoplasma I was taking a prescribed drug for to be rid of, and also have recommended D-ribose, a long chain polylsaccharide that seems to help with fatigue and energy levels.
I have suffered for years from severe Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Electrohypersensitivity. EMF's would trigger the Fibro flare ups and in open spaces I would develop lumps throughout my whole upper body. In close proximity closed spaces like a car, if a mobile phone was used, I would go into complete paralysis. This was like severe severe Anaemia where no oxygen was getting to the brain because all the red blood cells were sticking together, something I aware cellular radiation does. With the lumps, my partner would painfully massage them out while I would scream into a pillow but each flare could last for months and if not massaged out, would sometimes keep me completely incapacitated, needing a carer. I was also diagnosed with Hashimotos but I managed to reverse this and return my Thyroid to normal although I still suffered from swelling on the left side. I've treated myself for heavy metals, mold, Fluoride and toxins all to no avail. I had so much trouble with detoxification because I only had one and a half pathways out of the five in phase 2 Liver detox that were working, the rest had shut down, leaving toxins to recirculate in my body.
A few months ago, I listened to Dr Amy Yasko talk on a stomach bug called Helicobacter Pylori. She went into the hidden symptoms, namely shut down Liver detox and Thyroid so for the first time in all my research, I considered this talk. I had no other symptoms but I went to get tested. My Doctor refused, saying I had no symptoms and it wasn't necessary. Eventually, after a lot of persistence she agreed to do the test to rule it out. Two days later I was called back in. My Doctor was quite upset and extremely apologetic. My levels of Urease were so high, it implied I had had this bug since childhood, which would be true as it is inclined to make one Anaemic and I had suffered that at age 9 and had to have injections. I am 55 now and this bug is classified as a class 1 carcinogen. I managed to reduce some of it with Mastic Gum but eventually had to have the Triple Therapy. The eradication left me with terrible discomfort in the gut but the Fibro symptoms changed.
During this time, I learnt about Inclined Bed Therapy and I raised the top end of my bed 6 inches. All the chronic inflammation I'd had moved down to the gut, hips and legs and I got a flare up of Fibro there which took me 2 weeks to recognize as I was so used to having it in my upper body and I never got it there. I managed to clear it by adding a Chinese Herbal called Thunder God Vine which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. I started this because it showed it killed 60 Cancerous cell lines and I was worried about Gastric Cancer from the Pylori. The next thing I knew, all inflammation in my body went down, my weight dropped to my ideal weight, and no matter what I ate, stayed there. Between the Inclined Bed Therapy (inclinedbedtherapy.com) and the Thunder God Vine, and getting rid of the H.Pylori, I am doing so much better. The Electro Hypersensitivity (EHS) changed too. I used to have to move at least 50 metres away from mobile phones to stop feeling them. Now it takes so much longer for those frequencies to cause inflammation, I get bad headaches from them rather than body inflammation but it all stops when I move out of range, and that never happened before. The Thunder God Vine (TGV) is also a powerful anti-viral and works strongly against Epstein Barr Virus and Herpes, both of which I have. It also works against Lyme Disease and all Autoimmune disorders. TGV is an immunosuppressant so is capable of recalibrating an overactive immune system. My brother in law is trying it now for MS as he's just lost the use of his legs.
Anyway I wanted to write this post and encourage anyone who suffers from Fibromyalgia to get tested for H.Pylori, even if you have no symptoms. If you've ever had Glandular Fever or have EBV antibodies in your blood works, try the Thunder God Vine. Its the only thing ever found to actually cure EBV and this virus is much worse than most would expect. It has 6 stages but only shows up in bloods in stage 2. It releases spirochetes just like Lyme does and it shuts down Thyroid and Liver function, just as the H.Pylori does.
I strongly suggest anyone with Fibromyalgia use the Inclined Bed Therapy. If you check out the website, you'll see its curing people of absolutely everything because it allows the Liver to continue detoxing 24 hours a day.
(Camden, South Carolina)
Similar to Aurora's post from 2014 on eating an apple to reduce fibro pain, I use Raw Ginger to relieve pain. I cut a 1/4 inch piece and chew it while I work. Kids hate how strong it makes my breath, but it really works.
Here what I do to be detoxed at the most. I take daily the Glutathione capsules. I have a friend having Fibromyalgia and feels so good with it
I have been doing many of the things that are suggested for fibro here on Earthclinic.com, but I am wondering if guiafenesin has been tried by anyone here. According to the guiafenesin theory, FM is a genetic disease, not a flouride poisoning. I was also wondering if taking guiafenesin and boron at the same time would be counter productive or even bad. The guiafenesin theory does not address the high need for Mg by fibromyalgics, or other minerals. The fluoride theory actually makes more sense... Less holes. But, the guiafenesin folks say it works. Any thoughts? Oh, and do you have any idea how long you are supposed to take it??
I am wondering about the benefits or dangers of Far Infrared Saunas, especially pertaining to fibromyalgia. Does it help muscle pain?
Three members of our family have been seriously affected by three different sensitivity disorders. Myself with fibromyalgia for 11 years, my daughter with MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) for at least two years and my wife with chronic fatigue syndrome for about two years.
I recently read the articles on iodine use for mammary fibrocystic disease and decided to treat us all with 12.5 mg iodine/iodate (50:50). The results after two weeks have been very promising. All three report increased energy and better sleep.
The MCS patient lowered reaction on exposure to voc, mold and carpet, absence of morning nausea.
The CFS patient: less depression, better hearing and better appetite, no headaches.
The FMS patient: less pain in major sites (cervical, thoracic and lumber spine), arm-wrist, better cognition, better tolerance to aerobic exercise, fewer migraine headaches. I will follow this up for six months and report again.
(Orlando, Fl, Orange)
Just saw this interview of two people who run a health center. The lady said she used to suffer from IBS and fibromyalgia: http://renegadehealth.com/blog/healing-stories-from-hallelujah-acres
They run a website which offers free programs and support for a juicing diet. Some of you might be able to help yourself by following it: http://www.juiceupyourlife.com/support
Hi. Just wondered if any of you have tried or thought of trying Kinesiology for fibromyalgia? I have had several sessions at it and find it great. I suffer from anxiety and depression and I'm soooo glad I found out about this natural treatment. It's for use in all health issues and I have heard of people with fibromyalgia etc that have had exceptional results.
Two of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, IBS and anxiety, forced me to look at the gut to brain axis. I think this is the key to this disease. A look at L-Lysine shows in a study that lysine has an effect on serotonin and it may have an effect on anxiety-induced intestinal pathology. We cannot just look at lysine as a way to fight a virus but we must look at it for its help on intestinal health and the brain. I have read that others believe that if we ignore the intestinal problems it could lead to intestinal permeability and the problem starts to spiral. Research is showing that the brain has an increasingly significant role in intestinal health.
A week ago I started on the L-Lysine for a virus and I notice that I felt a lot better 5 minutes later. Now that's too quick of a reaction even for lysine on virus. There had to be something else going on and that's when I started doing some research. So I just kept on taking the lysine 3 or 4 times a day. So far my hip pains have gone away and the rest has diminished some. The hip pain was what would wake me up at night and because I had trouble getting back to sleep, I really didn't need that. So now I sleep through. There are other symptoms relieved but I am going to hold off on reporting them until I see more improvement.
(Orange City, Florida, Usa)
(Ventura, Ca, United States)
Linseed oil (refrigerated), Tyrosine and Echinacea cures wrinkles, arthritis, varicose vein pain, Parkinson's Disease, fibromyalgia. 5 tablespoons Linseed oil and 2 echinacea tablets 3 times a day. Don't take calcium, evening primrose and glucosamine if you have any of the above conditions. Just try to eat less meat and plenty of fruit and vegetables. Fresh vege juice is very good also try 1 clove of fresh garlic a day. Tyrosine stops the shakes of Parkinson's very quickly. You will feel so much better.
(San Francisco, CA)
I have found that if I take 1 tablespoon of liquid chlorophyll in my water 2 times a day that my inflammation decreases significantly. You can buy it online or at most whole food/organic markets.
I've missed a few days of my chlorophyll and consequently had 2 extremely painful nights of sleep. I've suspected for some time that artificial sweetners were poisonous as they made me extremely achy and lethargic, to the point where I could not safely drive my car. My sister has granulated carcinoma and it also become extremely painful when she eats or drinks anything with artificial sugars.
With FMS it's become apparent that the most important thing for me to feel healthy and pain free is really limit my sugar intake. Artificial or not. My daily servings of fruits is about all my body can handle.